Monday, October 7, 2013

Grateful

I've been very blessed, but sometimes the normal stresses & struggles of life cloud my perspective. Today I realized again what really matters. A nurse in the office where I oriented for this job was diagnosed with a tumor & died in her sleep a week ago.  She was about my age, very active & always smiling.  Another reminder that life is short & precious. Good night to make a Thanksgiving card, which I did using Impression Obsession stamps Nest Collage, F13050 & Grateful, A8783.  I tend not to use my Kaleidacolor pads until this time of year when I pull out my favorite one--Autumn Leaves. It also gives me a chance to make use of my neglected brayer. Versafine Onyx Black was used for the stamping.  After distressing the edges I sponged on Delicata Golden Glitz.  
The card front was run through my Big Shot with a piece of burlap--Rosemary has me on a roll with that!--& those edges are also sponged with the gold. I'm entering the Impression Obsession Colors of Fall Challenge, grateful in my heart for all of you.  This also qualifies for the Ribbon Carousel Blog challenge, so I'm liking up there as well.  Edited to Add: The colors of Fall leaves are used for my card, so I'm also entering the Tuesday Trigger challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

32 comments:

Cat Craig said...

Gorgeous inking all around. Lovely.

Dawn Turley said...

what stunning colours in your background.

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta,
Sorry to hear about your workmate, your card is beautiful, the multi coloured Bg is so rich and vibrant.
Smiles:)
Sue

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love the imking. So sorry about your coworker. So true. Must be thankful for each day and not take it for granted. Hugs

joy said...

This is such a stunning card, Greta! I love the colors and your card design.

So sorry to hear about your co-worker. Life is precious and we need to count our blessings each day. Thank you for your sharing your lovely creations on your blog!

Gay Peplow said...

Love the beautiful colours on your wonderful card! I agree life is short and I am sad to here of your loss. Having said that here are lots of reasons to be grateful, thank you for sharing, :D x

cm said...

Greta - so sad to hear of your colleague's passing. Life is precious, and your card is a gorgeous reminder that we have much to be grateful for. I, like many of your fans, am grateful that you share your gift of creativity with us! Hugs!!
c

Lisa said...

Oh my goodness Greta how sad for this woman. But she's in God's care now, a place we should all strive to be. Your card is warm and beautifully executed. I love the tattered edges and the music. Wonderful card my friend!

Rosemary said...

your inked background is stunning, greta! so rich and warm...

Barb said...

Gorgeous card. The inking is flawless! That twine bow is so pretty :)

You are right though...life is too short...and so precious. Cancer is evil. Plain and simple.

Joyce said...

I am so sorry about your friend. You are right about life being short and precious. I am glad that you were inspired to make this gorgeous card. It is beautiful.

Virginia L. said...

So vibrant and beautiful! This is a perfect Fall card, Greta! And yes, life is short, precious AND unpredictable....we must be reminded what's important in life and not getting wrapped up with small stuff (easier said than done-I know I have a hard time to remember that sometimes)!! HUGS to you!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful card Greta! LOve that background with golden borders. You are so right about life being short and precious, we have so much to be grateful for. TFS!

Trinh said...

I love this, Greta! Gorgeous inking! Yes, life is definitely short & precious and occasionally we need a reminder to count our blessings.

Cheryl said...

Your card is amazing! I love the brayered bg and that beautiful silhouette image!

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful colors and a clean design, great card!

Rachel B. said...

Beautiful card! Beautiful colors!

walchowDesign said...

So sorry to hear about your friend.

WOW! Beautiful brayering and the colours just blend so nicely together, Greta! I need to try this technique again.

Kanan Pandya said...

Hi Greta, I am so sorry to hear about your friend.

Beautiful card!! Love the inking and all bright colors, they look gorgeous against kraft. :-)

Quip1320 said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Your card is gorgeous! I love the way the colors blend.

Jeanne Streiff said...

Love the rainbow of Fall colors! Thanks for playing the IO Challenge!

So sorry for your loss.

Kim Heggins said...

oh...I am so sorry to hear about your friend, so sad. Your card is just gorgeous and those colors, so beautiful. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

alexandra s.m. said...

Dear Greta,

No later than this morning was I was thinking about how tough your job must be.
I cannot even begin to imagine but you are absolutely right, and I am so grateful for what you do.I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. Your card is truly beautiful!

Thank You~

Kailash said...

Greta, I am truly sorry about your friend, life reminds us daily of what is truly important:-)
Love the gorgeous inking on your card!!'

Jingle said...

This is so pretty!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I've just caught up with all your remarkable cards, Great, and had to stop on this one to leave my comment (sadly, I don't have time to do individual comments today), because it was so heartfelt and meaningful. I'm sorry for the nurse who's life ended so soon. Your card is a beautiful tribute to Thanksgiving and the importance of enjoying every moment!! Hugs, Darnell

Katie said...

This is a beautiful fall card. I love the columns of color and the stamp on top. This is a great stamp...don't have this one yet! Also love the twine embellishment. Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Shirley said...

Congrats on winning, Greta!!!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful card Greta, I'm sorry about the loss of your colleague, it's sad. Congrats on winning the IO challenge ! Take care, Shirleyx

Sally said...

Such a beautiful card to express gratitude, Greta! The message you share is one that is so dear to my heart - treasuring the moment and remembering what really matters. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend. Congrats on your win at the IO challenge! Blessings, Sally

artful-notions said...

Full of fall beauty! Love your treatment with the inks!

Cath said...

Hey Greta! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)